Thursday, April 13, 2006

I got this from Rene's blog. She asked that we go to Wiki and list three "fun" things, two birthdays and one death that happened on our birthday, so here's mine:

1665 - The London Gazette, the oldest surviving journal, is first published.
1885 - In Craigellachie, British Columbia, construction ends on the Canadian Pacific Railway railway extending across Canada.
1934 - Premiere of Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini at the Lyric Opera House in Baltimore, Maryland, United States.

1867 - Maria Sklodowska-Curie, Polish-born chemist and physicist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in physics and in chemistry (d. 1934)
1913 - Albert Camus, French writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1960)

1713 - Elizabeth Barry, English actress (b. 1658)

In other news, we took Chloe and Cleo for feline leukemia vaccines yesterday - they will likely come in contact with other cats out in BC, so we really didn't have a choice. This morning when we woke up, Cleo was really lethargic and not too hungry. I gave it some time, but by 8:30 it was clear something wasn't quite right. Fortunately our wonderful vet was able to see her at 10 and said she was having a mild reaction, so had a fever. Just like me, Cleo obviously doesn't take to vaccines (my arm is always sore for days after I have any kind of shot.) The vet gave her an anti-inflammatory and Cleo has perked up - wanted food when we got home, then cleaned herself thoroughly. And she just interrupted my blogging by sitting on the stairs and meowing very loudly for MORE food :-)

Other than that, I'm in the midst of doing all the necessary phone calls for cancelling accounts etc. And tonight I'm going out to a party thrown by some friends - though I've given strict instructions that no-one will say goodbye, only au revoir. Somehow the French (and Polish - do widzenia) parting phrases seem a lot more cheery to me. We had a lovely dinner out with our bookclub last night - much food and many libations were consumed!

Must sign off now - still so much to do before the party tonight.


Currently Reading: Always and Forever by Cathy Kelly
Link of the Day: Sarah J's reports from this year's BEA!

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